A deathly silence filled the room.
his deathly pallor suggested that any attempt to find a pulse would be futile
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Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 12 Jan. 2021 Some people crawled across, while others fell back from the ladder rungs only to be caught by a half-dozen souls, carried along in a deathly procession, and then lowered to the ground and compelled to repeat.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 Trailer
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First Known Use of deathly
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1